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Way Motor Works :: 02-06 Cooper S (R53) :: Handling :: Suspension :: Braces/Bushings/Plates :: TSW XBrace

TSW XBrace

TSW XBrace 
NEW TSW X-Brace for the 02-06 MINI Cooper and Cooper S R50, R52, R53 mounts under the vehicle for better torsional rigidity. Dr. Mike gets complete credit for the ingenious design done in true grassroots motorsports style. Fabricated and welded in the USA using 1" ERW steel and laser cut gussets then powder coated black. The TSW X-Brace uses 4 existing bolts and installs in 10 minutes.

Why the X design? Way, way more torsional rigidity than any other design, especially those with a ladder arrangement. Our design picks up the lollipop mounting points and ties those into the front rear subframe mount - we personally feel this will provide more benefit than anything else out there. From what we gathered while spending many nights laying under the car, there's really no point in going much farther up the front subframe. There's a lot of gussets and welds up there, and it's a pretty solid piece. The weak points, in our estimation, are the rear tie points and the lollipop mounts.

The X-style brace is designed to resist the twisting motion that goes along with the torsional loading of the chassis. In other words, the suspension will react more precisely to uneven surfaces, particularly in situations where one wheel experiences a bump or dip. It's designed to tuck up as far as possible but take it easy on those nasty speed bumps!

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Fits 2002-2006 Cooper R50
Fits 2002-2006 Cooper S R53
Fits 2005-2006 JCW Hardtop R53
Fits 2005-2008 Cabrio R52
Fits 2005-2008 Cabrio S R52
Fits 2005-2008 JCW Cabrio R52
 
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SKU TSWXbrace
Price: $239.95

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Author: Paul
Most noticeable and easiest handling upgrade for the money. Keeps my R53 fron tires planted at turn exit and reduces understeer dramatically.


Author: Grant G
It helps with weight transfer and makes correcting over or understeer much easier. this actually makes my rear sway work properly at lower stiffness ratings. Really helps balance the chasis.


Author: W Paul Grizard
Added this after replacing the front lower control arm bushings. It really makes a huge difference. Get it already.

 

 

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